Man who threatened Mounties with sword sentenced

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RCMP seized marijuana, prescription drugs, drug trafficking paraphernalia and cash from a Stratford residence Jan. 11. They also seized samurai swords after a man at the home threatened officers with one.

A 44-year-old Stratford man who came at arresting officers wielding a sword in January was sentenced today on mutiple charges.

John Robert Long was sentenced today in provincial court to terms of 30 months each on charges of possession of a weapon for a purpose dangerous to the public peace and assaulting two police officers.

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Long was also sentenced to 30 months behind bars for multiple charges of drug trafficking and possession of drugs for the purposes of trafficking.

Long received identical sentences of 30 months for trafficking in methamphetamine and hydromorphone.

Provincial Court Judge Nancy Orr then imposed that same sentence for possession of methamphetame, hydromorphone and marijuana for the purposes of trafficking.

His sentence was subsequently reduced by 246 days for time spent on remand.

That still leaves a sentence of over 20 months.

Orr also ordered Long to provide a sample of his DNA for the national DNA databank.

A lifetime weapons prohibition was also imposed.

A number of swords, daggers, computers, cellphones and other items seized by police were  declared forfeit to the Crown.

Also declared forfeit was over $6,000 in cash.

Geographic location: Stratford

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    June 25, 2014 - 07:28

    What street does this person live on in Stratford ? I like to know if I need to warn my family members when this person is released.